Special Education

NYU Steinhardt's Special Education programs prepare you to develop child-centered educational environments in a variety of settings. Immerse yourself in New York City school classrooms, gaining first-hand teaching experience and acquiring the skills to work with students with or without disabilities. 

Special education is neither a place nor is it a group of students. Rather, special education refers to specialized services or environment modifications, differentiated instruction, adapted curricula, or other supports provided to students with disabilities. As a student in one of our programs, you'll view all children and their families as individuals with varying degrees of skills and untapped potential for quality lives in schools, work, recreation, and in their communities.

The Department of Teaching and Learning also offers programs in Childhood Education and Early Childhood Education

BS in Childhood Education and Childhood Special Education, Grades 1-6, Initial Certification

This dual-certification bachelor of science program leads to eligibility for New York State initial teaching certification in Childhood Education and Childhood Special Education for grades 1-6.

BS in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education, Birth-Grade 2, Initial Certification

This dual-certification bachelor of science program leads to eligibility for New York State initial teaching certification in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education for birth-grade 2.

MA in Childhood Special Education, Grades 1-6, Professional Certification

This master of arts program leads to eligibility for New York State professional teaching certification for special education at the childhood level, grades 1-6.

MA in Early Childhood Special Education, Birth-Grade 2, Professional Certification

This master of arts program leads to eligibility for New York State professional teaching certification in both early childhood special education, birth-grade 2.

MA in Childhood Education and Childhood Special Education, Grades 1-6, Initial Certification

This dual-certification master of arts program leads to eligibility for New York State initial teaching certification in both general and special education for grades 1-6.

MA in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education, Birth-Grade 2, Initial Certification

This master of arts program leads to eligibility for New York State initial teaching certification in both general and special education for birth-grade 2. 

MA in Teaching English and Teaching Students with Disabilities, Grades 7-12, Initial Certification

This dual-certification master of arts program prepares you to teach English and Special Education for grades 7-12.

MA in Teaching Social Studies and Teaching Students with Disabilities, Grades 7-12, Initial Certification

Through this dual-certification program, you'll be qualified to teach both social studies and special education.

 

For more information about Special Education at NYU Steinhardt, please contact
Audrey A. Trainor, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Teaching & Learning, Special Education
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, & Human Development
New York University


Room 524 East Building
239 Greene Street
New York, NY 10003
212-998-5205
aat8@nyu.edu